A PA Health Advisory has been issued on the circulation of non-influenza and non-COVID-19 respiratory viruses, including respiratory syncytial viruses (RSV). In summary:
- Non-influenza, non-COVID-19 respiratory viruses, including respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), are circulating in the community at a higher rate than usual for this time of the year.
- Healthcare providers should consider testing symptomatic patients with a respiratory virus panel, especially if influenza and COVID-19 tests are negative.
- Report positive RSV tests to PA DOH through PA-NEDSS. Positive tests can be reported individually or in aggregate through the aggregate reporting module in PA-NEDSS. Hospitalizations and deaths should be reported individually in PA-NEDSS.
- Report RSV outbreaks to DOH at 1-877-PA-HEALTH (1-877-724-3258) or your local health department